2023 GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference
Start Date 11/29/2023 08:00 AM
End Date 12/01/2023 11:00 AM
Address Renaissance Waverly Hotel. 2450 Galleria Parkway. Atlanta, GA 30334
Registration is closed for the event.

 

2023 GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference

 

Join us for the 2023 Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) and Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA) Annual Conference at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta! This will be offered in a limited hybrid format. 

For Pre-Conference workshops, Legal Issues will be offered in person and virtually. The Supportive Learning Environment & Literacy workshops will only be in-person. The Attorneys only session will also only be in-person.

 

The Annual Conference will be held in person and virtually. The only sessions that will be streamed to virtual attendees will be the General Sessions in the Grand Ballroom. Breakout sessions will not be available to virtual attendees.

We invite you to please visit GSBA’s Website for additional information and FAQ.

 

REGISTRATION INFO:

Click on the green "Register" button at the top of this page, then enter your email address to register for the Annual Conference as well as the Workshop of your choice.

 

Registration for the Conference and Workshops opens Tuesday, October 17, at 10:00am.

 

The Conference registration link will be emailed out on Tuesday, October 10. It will also be posted on the GSBA website under the Event Registration Page and the Conference Page. This link will go live on Tuesday, October 17, at 10:00am. You may register all of your governance team at this time utilizing this one link.

 

Registrations fees will increase by $70 after Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

 

On-site registration will be available for the Pre-Conference Workshops. However, if the conference itself is sold out (if we’ve reached capacity in the Grand Ballroom), on-site registration will not be available.

 

If the conference is full, your name can be added to a waiting list. Board members will receive first priority to attend. If you are moved off of the waiting list after November 14you will not pay the increased registration fee.

 

If you join the waiting list AFTER November 14you will pay the increased registration price.

 

PLEASE NOTE: No additional meal tickets are available to purchase for non-attendees except for Friday Morning's breakfast.

 

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: 

The reservation link for the Renaissance Waverly Hotel will go live Thursday, October 19, at 10:00am.

 

Hotel reservations may only be made AFTER registering for the Conference and/or Pre-Conference Workshops. After you register for the conference, a confirmation page will appear, including a link to the Waverly reservations; this will also be sent in a confirmation email. This link will go live on Thursday, October 19, at 10:00am and will not be made available anywhere else. Please use this one link to make all reservations, there is not a unique link for each individual registrant.

 

Per hotel policy, only 3 reservations may be made at one time.

 

A list of overflow hotels can be found here

 

PARKING:

The Waverly offers a discounted rate for parking: $15/day for daytime parking and $20/night for overnight parking. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Valet parking options are not available.

 

Overflow parking is available at the Cobb Galleria for $10/day. Please visit their website for more details. Overflow parking options at the Cobb Galleria and parking cannot be reimbursed by the Renaissance Waverly Hotel.


  

Please visit the GSBA website for additional details about the Renaissance Waverly Hotel.

 

  

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Both in-person and virtual cancellations must be submitted in writing to Leigh Crow, lcrow@gsba.com, no later than Tuesday, November 14. Each individual cancellation will be assessed a $70 fee. For instance, if you cancel both a pre-conference workshop and conference registration, a $70 fee will be charged for each cancellation. Cancellations will not receive any refunds after this date.

 

If cancellations are made before November 14 and you have already paid, we will refund the registration to the original form of payment. No credits may be applied to future events.

 

SUBSTITUTIONS:

 

For the Conference:

 

If switching from in-person to virtual, requests must be submitted in writing to Leigh Crow, lcrow@gsba.com, no later than November 14, for a refund of the difference. Any switches from in-person to virtual AFTER November 14 will not receive a refund for the difference.

 

If you want to switch from virtual to in-person, requests must be submitted by November 14 and the difference will be charged. If you want to switch from virtual to in-person AFTER November 14, you will pay the $70 increased registration fee.

 

If you would like to substitute a registration from one board member to another, you may do so at any time. 

 

For the Pre-Conference Workshops:

 

If you would like to switch from one workshop to another, requests must be submitted in writing to Leigh Crow, lcrow@gsba.com, no later than November 14. Workshop switches AFTER November 14 will be charged the $70 increased fee.

 

Legal Issues Workshop ONLY: Switching from in-person to virtual AFTER November 14, will not be charged the increased $70 fee.

 

 

Pre-Conference Workshops

Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 8:30am-4:00pm 

(Details subject to change)

 

GSBA affords local school board members a great opportunity to fulfill their annual training requirements for the fiscal year in conjunction with the GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference held in Atlanta. This is a convenient way to obtain the necessary credit for annual training (see O.C.G.A 20-2-230).

 

GSBA is proud to offer 3 Workshops at the 2023 Annual Conference. All workshops will go from 8:30am to 4:00pm. All 3 workshops will provide 6 hours of credit for board members.

 

Only the Legal Issues Workshop will be offered both virtually and in person for board members onlyFor all in-person attendees, a continental breakfast will be offered in the morning, boxed lunches will be served at noon, and breaks will be available throughout the day. Virtual attendees will watch the Legal Issues Workshop via our online event platform Whova. More information on how to access this will be shared at a later date.

 

The Supportive Learning Environment & Literacy Workshops will only be offered in person. The Attorney’s afternoon session will also only be offered in person. 

 

Below is a brief description of each workshop with pricing. 

 

 

E. Freeman Leverett Legal Issues Workshop (November 29, 2023, 8:30am-4:00pm)

 

Virtual:

  • Legal Issues Workshop (virtual for Board Members only) | $300 | 6 credit hours

In Person:

  •  Legal Issues Workshop (in person for Board Members) | $300 | 6 credit hours
  •  Legal Issues Workshop (in person for Attorneys only) | $375 | 6 credit hours provided

 

This is one of the most important and prestigious workshops offered annually by GSBA. For over sixty years, GSBA has been the leader in helping local school boards interpret the complexities of Georgia's laws, rules, and regulations regarding public education. The E. Freeman Leverett Legal Issues Workshop is the most heavily attended annual workshop offered by GSBA.

 

 

The Governance Team's Focus on Developing a Supportive Learning Environment (November 29, 2023, 8:30am-4:00pm)

  • Developing a Supportive Learning Environment (in-person only) | $300 | 6 credit hours

 

The Governance Team’s focus on developing a supportive learning environment is crucial for the overall success and well-being of students. They can help create a place that promotes positive relationships, student engagement, and holistic development, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. In alignment with the Georgia Department of Education Standards for Effective Governance, GSBA seeks to highlight effective practices linked to this important work. Topics may include but are not limited to, School & Student Safety, Student Discipline, Student & Staff Well-Being, and Student Support Services.


 

Literacy & The Governance Team's Role (November 29, 2023, 8:30am-4:00pm)

  • Literacy (in-person only) | $300 | 6 credit hours

 

The Governance Team plays an essential role in literacy development within the school system. Their responsibilities include setting policies, providing guidance, and overseeing the implementation of literacy programs within their district. They are responsible for ensuring that literacy is promoted, supported, and accessible to all students within their school system. In alignment with the Georgia Department of Education Standards for Effective Governance, GSBA seeks to highlight effective practices linked to this important work. Topics may include but are not limited to, Innovative Programs, Policy Development, Resource Allocation, and Collaborations & Partnerships.

 

 

 

Annual Conference

Thursday, November 30, 8:30am-4:00pm

Friday, December 1, 8:30am-11:00am

 

Register to attend Georgia's premier professional development opportunity for educational leaders. 

 

All activities will take place in the Grand Ballroom with the exception of our Breakout Sessions, those will take place in other spaces at the Waverly. The Annual Conference will be offered both in person and virtually. Breakout sessions will only be offered in person.

 

For in person attendees, breakfast and lunch will be offered on Thursday and only breakfast will be offered on Friday.

 

  • Annual Conference Registration (in-person) | $450 | $520 after 11/14/23
  • Annual Conference Registration (virtual) | $350 | $420 after 11/14/23

 

Click here for the Agenda

(Please Note: Agenda is Subject to Change)